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Shun Classic Kiritsuke, 8"

Slicing, chopping, julienne, brunoise—a skilled cook can do just about anything with the kiritsuke, a versatile Japanese knife favored by experienced chefs. Ideal for slicing and push-cuts, it’s also an excellent choice for preparing boneless...Read More

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High-performance Japanese cutlery.

Description

Slicing, chopping, julienne, brunoise—a skilled cook can do just about anything with the kiritsuke, a versatile Japanese knife favored by experienced chefs. Ideal for slicing and push-cuts, it’s also an excellent choice for preparing boneless meats and fish.

Shun Classic knives blend sleek, contemporary design with beautiful, hand-sharpened blades and D-shaped pakkawood handles. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan, these high-performance knives feature a core of proprietary VG-MAX super steel clad on both sides with 34 layers of stainless Damascus. The result is a knife that’s durable, corrosion resistant, and razor-sharp right out of the box—not to mention beautiful.

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  • VG-MAX cutting core is clad on either side with 34 layers of stainless Damascus for increased durability, corrosion resistance and edge retention
  • D-shaped handles in ebony pakkawood provide a secure, comfortable grip and rest comfortably in the hand
  • NSF-certified knives meet the stringent safety standards for use in professional kitchens
  • Ultra-sharp cutting edge is ground to a 16° angle on either side for effortless cutting
  • Perfectly balanced for precise control
  • Stylish end-caps and bolsters for a striking look at the cutting board or on the countertop

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Shun
  • Material: High-carbon stainless steel, pakkawood
  • Dimensions: 8" blade
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime—click for warranty info
  • Made in Japan

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash only

What's In the box? Show

  • Kiritsuke
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Customer Reviews

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Fantastic knife!
This was a great addition to my set of Shun classic's - and like the others is razor sharp, perfectly balanced and joy to work with!
May 24, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Gorgeous, versatile, sharp.
I can't understand why this knife was on sale. I'm assuming just to make room for the newer lines of Shuns. The craftsmanship is incredible and I enjoy this kiritsuke design, with a slight curve in the bolster that fits my hand nicely. It seems that this kiritsuke is slightly more curved than along the cutting edge than most, so it works just fine for rocking and just about all other cuts. It's delicate, like most Japanese blades of this style, so I don't think any heavy chopping will be done with this one. SUPER sharp out of the box. Everything you need in a master chef knife. I'm very happy with this purchase.
Absolutely gorgeous
Absolutely gorgeous
January 20, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
My second Shun, I love these!
Beatiful knife, feels wonderful. Stays sharper way longer than my Wusthof, and Henckel. Requires a special honing steel, my Henckel sharpening steel is not hard enough.
January 23, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
First kiritsuke
Amazing knife! Why did I wait so long to get one. Great price, great knife.
January 16, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Incredible design and construction!
Amazing. Incredible balance, agility and precision. Absolutely my go-to for every task.
January 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Shun Classic Kiritsuke, 8"
This is a great knife, I had a 6" and just purchased the 8" version. It feels great in the hand. I especially like the somewhat unusual shape of the blade. The rounded choil not only makes it attractive, it is very functional.
June 17, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
 

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Need a new knife
CARLOS R on Jun 22, 2018
Love these knives - they are so sharp
rebecca k on Nov 3, 2017
Need a new knife
CARLOS R on Jun 22, 2018
Liked the versatility of this all purpose knife and wanted to add another Shun knife to my kitchen.
Juilanne S on Nov 19, 2017
Love these knives - they are so sharp
rebecca k on Nov 3, 2017
Price and quality of craftsmanship. I hope this becomes a lifetime purchase
Susom G on Aug 13, 2017
Great price and great reviews!
Devon F on Jun 20, 2017
Shun Classic knives are well known for fine quality. Great promotional price for this knife
Willie D on Jun 17, 2017
great sale price
Justin B on Jun 16, 2017
Gift
Cynthia S on Jun 7, 2017
I have needed a good sharp knife to neatly cut through fish, including the skin. I am hopeful that this knife will do the job.
Patricia P on May 23, 2017
Excellent experience with the Shun knife set - now adding to collection. Beautifully functional...and beautiful.
Mary Haven M on Apr 17, 2017
Added to my knife roll...
Ephriam W on Mar 7, 2017
Great quality knife!!
Michael T on Jan 29, 2017
its an awesome looking blade
Connor S on Jan 20, 2017
Excellent reviews. I wanted to try it. Lifetime guarantee and sharpening.
Jane H on Jan 18, 2017
I wanted a sashimi knife and this one went on sale.
Isabelle S on Jan 10, 2017
I have already purchased one the smaller shun knife sets and have fallen in love with these knives. Cant wait to use this one and add it to the collection.
Nathan M on Jan 7, 2017
I wanted to try a Shun knife. The "sale" price was not a factor.
David V on Dec 30, 2016
Love the Classic Shuns. Amazing half off price!
Amanda F on Dec 30, 2016
Good quality product and great value.
Will J on Dec 26, 2016
Brand and quality
Edward K on Dec 26, 2016
Shun knives changed my life (or at least they gave me a LOT more confidence in my cooking). They are truly a pleasure to use, and I recommend them to everyone!
David B on Dec 24, 2016
I have never used this knife. Just buying it to see if it's any good..
Karan B on Dec 18, 2016
Found the 6" for the same price, why not the 8" and replace my plain Chef's Knife for a more versatile knife.
Ali F on Dec 17, 2016
The best brand to buy knifes coming from a certified chef. Nothing but the finest. 5 star
Dianne S on Dec 17, 2016
We like shun knives and this store. The price is good too.
Robert on Dec 15, 2016
own another Shun and it just FLOATS through vegetables
joanne k on Dec 14, 2016
good deal
Kristy S on Dec 14, 2016
never owned a shun knife but my sister has some.
Elaine N on Dec 12, 2016
This is my son in laws favorite knives
Jennifer I on Dec 12, 2016
Protection
ron E on Dec 11, 2016
I love Shun knives - I have 3 of my own, this will be a gift for my daughter for Christmas.
Lisa M on Dec 8, 2016
I've heard great reviews and I've never owned one.
Maria H on Nov 28, 2016
gift for brother in law who works at a restaurant
Laura C on Nov 28, 2016
My Shun knives are sharper than my other knives and make a quicker job of chopping and slicing
Joan G on Nov 27, 2016
tried to but on william sonima online but they would not ship for 2 weeks you got this order
mary m on Nov 27, 2016
i chose this knife because a Shun knife is always a great purchase, great knives
connie r on Nov 27, 2016
like the knife
Duangporn A on Nov 16, 2016
Shun is considered the "Best" chef knives available and I've always wanted to try them. Currently I use Henckel and Global knives. They're good but I'm interested in trying Shun.
Debbra K on Nov 13, 2016
Shun Classic is a great knife set. This knife rounds out a great cutlery set.
James J on Jul 31, 2016
I demand the best quality.
Kenneth P on Jul 30, 2016
I like the feel and sharpness
David W on Jul 26, 2016
We were able to try this knife in the store and loved it. Smooth clean cutting and easy to hold especially for smaller hands. Bought the last one for a gift and came home to order more for ourselves.
Katy S on May 23, 2016
Great knife, smaller size, good sale, daily use knife.
Susan W on May 5, 2016
catalog
Michael B on May 5, 2016
These are great knives. They hold their edge well and stay sharp. They are works of art. I give them as gifts to sharp people I know!
Loren D on Mar 16, 2016
Liked the versatility of this all purpose knife and wanted to add another Shun knife to my kitchen.
Juilanne S on Nov 19, 2017
Price and quality of craftsmanship. I hope this becomes a lifetime purchase
Susom G on Aug 13, 2017
Can these blades be sharpened?
A shopper on Dec 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have just received this knife but see no reason that it cannot be sharpened, either with a stone or a Chef's Choice Trizor sharpening wheel. It can be honed with a steel as well. This blade is sharpened on both sides so it avoids the problems of blades that are only sharpened on one side only.
What about left handed people--Is it compatible for a left hander?
A shopper on Sep 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This knife would suit a left hander, just fine. Once you use a Shun knife, you will not want to use anything else. Happy Chopping :)
 

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